The comparison between The Undertaker and Bray Wyatt has been fueled for many years now. Both of these superstars made their WWE debut playing darker and more mysterious characters than everyone else on the roster. As with the Deadman, Wyatt has also evolved over time, thanks to the introduction of his alter ego 'The Fiend'
In 2015, the Digger defeated Bray in a single match at WrestleMania 31, repeating that victory just a few months later paired with his friend/rival Kane (against Wyatt and Luke Harper at the Survivor Series). Speaking with Dan Mirade of 'Boston Wrestling MWF', John Cena Sr.
recalled a conversation he had with Wyatt backstage just before a WWE show.
John Cena Sr. wanted a more detailed Bray Wyatt vs. Undertaker storyline
“Bray Wyatt is by far one of the best around” - began the father of 16-time world champion John Cena.
“In my opinion, he's the new Undertaker, even if WWE isn't looking at him that way. They are making him take a different path, which he personally does not agree with. When I met him for the first time backstage, I said to him: 'I just want you to know that you have crazy means, no one else on the roster has what it takes to break through like you'
I think the feud with The Undertaker should have been longer and more intense. Can you imagine what public response they could have gotten from such a story? They could have let The Fiend participate in the Undertaker retreat, almost as if it were a handover.
There was a lot of material that could be worked on, instead, they are slowly destroying his character"- added John Cena Sr. Since its debut in August 2019, The Fiend has repeatedly targeted superstars who previously had it.
offended or provoked. The Undertaker officially retired in November 2020, so it's very unlikely we'll ever see a showdown between the two. Bray Wyatt’s The Fiend character debuted with a victory over Finn Balor at WWE SummerSlam 2019.
He has since defeated high-profile names including Seth Rollins, Daniel Bryan, John Cena, Braun Strowman and Kevin Owens. Despite those victories, John Cena Sr. thinks defeats against the likes of Goldberg and Randy Orton have damaged The Fiend’s reputation: “You know what, they are taking Bray Wyatt and making him a complete idiot,” he added.
“Sorry to say it. That young man and that character has so much going for it. There again is another situation. That Wyatt Family? What a great idea. If they’d have brought Sister Abigail in, it would’ve been a great idea.
Then they bring in The Fiend, going like hell, right? Then what happens to that? Now he’s losing, losing, losing, losing”.